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Lugano Swiss Bistro

3670 The Barnyard (Carmel Rancho Blvd.) Send to Phone
831-626-3779 | Menu
Everything but the yodel --- and the food --- distinguishes this melting pot of kitsch.
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Lunch & Dinner daily (closed Mon. after Labor Day)

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Lugano Swiss Bistro Restaurant Review

: There's nothing neutral about Lugano's version of Switzerland. The overdone Swiss décor could be tolerated if the menu impressed, but it falls short. "St. Moritz" vegetable barley soup tastes as if someone spilled the sage jar into the pot. Swiss onion soup is more cheese than soup, and the nicely-made spätzle with spinach gasps for breath under a thick layer of cheese as well. Schnitzel is hard to keep tender, and the kitchen did not rise to the challenge. Although there is fondue, it's probably best to stick to cheese-free dishes such as the Swiss air-dried beef, spaghettini or pan-fried lake trout that offer brief glimpses of rustic, traditional Swiss cooking.

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